angeline chan, director
Angie Chan, a patron and collector, has been heavily involved in the Singapore art scene for 10 years. Following an International corporate career with a global energy company, Angie lived and worked in 5 countries and returned to Singapore in 2007.
In 2010 as a co-founder of Chan Hampe Galleries with its presence in Raffles Hotel, Chinatown and, later, Geylang: the focus has been to build a portfolio of local artists’. Angie started on this track when she first returned to Singapore in 2007, building an art portal to support emerging artists.
Angie and her husband Nick Davies have been keen to support the art ecosystem in different ways. In 2014 Angie founded the not-for-profit organisation Visual Arts Development Association which sponsors active programmes to exhibit and promote local artists through a patron and grant funding system. In 2015 both Nick and Angie launched the Chan-Davies Art Prize which sponsors winning LASALLE graduates in both MFA and BA classes for 12 months to prepare and present a solo exhibition.
In 2017, due to ownership changes, Chan Hampe Galleries was rebranded as Chan + Hori Contemporary and relocated to Gillman Barracks. Through the new partnership with internationally renowned curator, Khai Hori, they wish to push the boundaries in the world of commercial art.
khairuddin hori, curatorial director
Khai Hori, an internationally renowned curator, was Deputy Director of Artistic Programming at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Senior Curator at the Singapore Art Museum, overseeing Singapore’s national collection for contemporary art, and was also Senior Curator at the Curatorial Development department of the National Heritage Board, Singapore. Khai has been known for his multidisciplinary and unconventional approach to curating influenced by his past experiences in theatre and art creation. The testament to this approach was the successful curation of LOCK ROUTE, the first international outdoor sculpture exhibition at Singapore’s visual art precinct, Gillman Barracks, which attracted an estimate of 10,000 visitors on opening night in 2017.
His past projects include In Praise of Shadows, sustainable light art festival at the Marina Bay precinct, Singapore (2016); “What happens now?”: Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab (2016); The Light of the Light by Quistrebert brothers (2016); Tianzhuo Chen, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); Sous la lune, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (2015); Secret Archipelago, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); Open SEA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon (2015); Welcome to the Jungle, Yokohama Museum of Art and Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan (2013); If the World Changed, Singapore Biennale (2013); Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012); and Negotiating Home, History and Nation, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2011).